February 1, 2013

ROLL CALL: Ethics Watchdog Believes Menendez Is Probe Target.

Melanie Sloan, the head of a government watchdog group, said Thursday she believes federal investigators are probing Sen. Robert Menendez’s involvement in an alleged travel and prostitution scandal, but predicted that the New Jersey Democrat would not be subjected to internal Senate discipline.

Meanwhile, at a Thursday news conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., declined to comment on Menendez when pressed by reporters about what he knew about the senator reimbursing a political donor for travel on a private aircraft. Reid encouraged reporters to discuss the matter directly with Menendez.


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